Born: December 16, 1826, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England.
Died: June 15, 1893, Torquay, Devon, England.
Buried: Torquay, Devon, England.
Ellerton graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered the ministry in 1850.
He served as vicar at St. Nicholas’, Brighton, and Crewe Green, Cheshire.
He was a recognized authority on hymns, contributed to Hymns Ancient and Modern, and wrote or translated over 80 hymns.